Zakat-ul-Fitr is different to the annual Zakat payment and is due before the end of Ramadan before Eid prayers.
The Zakat-ul-Fitr donation is traditionally given as food; at Muntada Aid, we make it easy to make your Fitrana Donation in cash to be donated to those less fortunate as necessary food products.
The amount was determined by The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as equivalent to one Saa’ or four Madd weight of food. One Madd works out to be the weight equal to how much of a staple food product can be scooped up in two hands together.
This is calculated in the UK at approximately £5 per person.
Zakat-ul-Fitr, or Fitrana, is paid by an adult Muslim who has food in excess of their dietary requirements and any individual can choose to pay their Zakat-ul-Fitr solely or on behalf of their dependents.